The Old Man
Based onThe Old Man
by Thomas Perry
Developed by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Production companies
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Original networkFX on Hulu

The Old Man is an upcoming American thriller television series based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Thomas Perry. It was developed by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and is set to premiere on FX on Hulu in 2022.[1]


A former intelligence officer living off the radar finds himself targeted for assassination and is forced back into the world he left behind.





The series was announced in July 2019, with FX ordering a pilot. Jeff Bridges was cast to star.[2] In September, Jon Watts was set to direct the pilot, also serving in an executive producer role, with John Lithgow and Amy Brenneman added to the cast.[3][4] Alia Shawkat joined in October.[5] In November, Bob Iger announced that the show would air on FX on Hulu, and Austin Stowell was added to play a younger version of Bridges’ character.[6][7] In February 2020, Kenneth Mitchell disclosed he had a role in the series.[8] Stowell would be recast in March 2020 with Bill Heck, and Gbenga Akinnagbe was cast in a main role. Leem Lubany and EJ Bonilla were also cast in the same month.[9] Navid Negahban and Pej Vahdat were cast in recurring roles in December 2020.[10] On August 13, 2021, it was reported the series is slated to premiere in 2022.[11]


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  2. ^ White, Peter (July 25, 2019). "Jeff Bridges To Star As Retired CIA Officer In FX Drama 'The Old Man' From 'Black Sails' Co-Creators Jon Steinberg & Robert Levine". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (September 12, 2019). "'The Old Man': John Lithgow To Co-Star, 'Spider-Man's Jon Watts To Direct FX Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (September 16, 2019). "'The Old Man': Amy Brenneman To Co-Star In FX Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (October 21, 2019). "Alia Shawkat Joins FX Drama Pilot 'The Old Man'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  6. ^ Patten, Dominic (November 7, 2019). "Hulu To Be Official FX Streaming Home Next Year, Bob Iger Says; Cate Blanchett's 'Mrs. America' & 3 Other Series Move Online". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (November 14, 2019). "Austin Stowell Joins Jeff Bridges In FX On Hulu Series 'The Old Man'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  8. ^ Dugan, Christina (February 28, 2020). "Star Trek: Discovery's Kenneth Mitchell Reveals ALS Diagnosis: 'I Can't Hide It Anymore'". People. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 7, 2020). "Gbenga Akinnagbe To Star In 'The Old Man'; Bill Heck Joins FX On Hulu Series In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (December 15, 2020). "'The Old Man': Navid Negahban, Pej Vahdat To Recur On FX On Hulu Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 13, 2021). "'The Old Man' Targets 2022 Premiere As FX On Hulu Series Starring Jeff Bridges Eyes Return To Production". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 13, 2021.